Opioid and Opiate Withdrawal: Symptoms and Treatments in Weston, Florida
Do Weston residents know what it is like to go through opioid and opiate withdrawal? The symptoms are very unpleasant, though there is medical treatment to make opioid withdrawal more tolerable.
While you might think that a person withdrawing from opiates would not likely reside in Weston, you might be surprised. People who use opioids come from all walks of life. In fact, many are successful in business, and do very well professionally, while struggling with an opioid addiction.
For example, the well-known author and activist, David Poses, was a successful advertising professional, working at some of the top agencies, during his active addiction. His best-selling book, “the weight of air,” tells the story of how he thrived in his professional life, while struggling with his addiction.
Doctors, lawyers, business owners, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists are all examples of professions where people have continued working at their profession while actively using opioids addictively. Medication-assisted treatment has also helped people in all of these professions to overcome their opioid addiction.
So, if a Weston resident is going through opioid or opiate withdrawal, they should be aware that there is medical treatment that can help. There are meds, such as methadone and buprenorphine. There is also Lucemyra, a newly approved medication that helps to alleviate the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
For more information on Lucemyra and other off-label drugs used for treating opioid and opiate withdrawal, please contact Dr. Leeds.